abstract Céline Amiez

Céline Amiez (Neurobiology of executive functions team, CNRS - Stem cells and Brain Research Institute, Lyon, France)

Embodied representation of feedback-related activity within the mid-cingulate cortex.

The functional organization and phylogenic preservation of the cingulate cortex are subjects of confused debates. The functions attributed to the midcingulate cortex (MCC) embrace, among others, feedback processing, pain, salience, action-reward association, premotor functions, and conflict monitoring. This multiplicity suggests either unresolved separation of functions or integration and convergence. We propose, based on recent experiments in humans and on a re-examination of data obtained with monkeys, that anterior MCC feedback-related activity observed during adaptive tasks is generated, in both species, in the rostral cingulate premotor area by specific body maps. These data provide key arguments to resolve the origins of performance monitoring signals in the MCC, and to settle the debates on homologies between human and non-human primates cingulate cortex.


Amiez C, Petrides M. Neuroimaging Evidence of the Anatomo-Functional Organization of the Human Cingulate Motor Areas. Cereb Cortex24(3): 563-578, 2014. Amiez C, Neveu R, Warrot D, Petrides M, Knoblauch K, and Procyk E. The location of feedback-related activity in the midcingulate cortex is predicted by local morphology. The Journal of Neuroscience 33(5):2217-2228, 2013.